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That's very true Kev.

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Having such a mag and getting a substantial reader base would go a long way to convincing accessories manufacturers like ARB to start developing more off-road stuff for softroaders.
Currently they have the opinion that softroaders are not serious enough off-road vehicles and there is no market for accessories.



Yeah i guess i can see where there coming from really, as most people don't off road in them.

But it would be awesome if that were to happen.



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Probably the most likely scenario would be to have a section in one of the current magazines for softroaders. One which i have subscribed to occassionally reviews softroaders when released onto the market and sometimes has a group comparison. The problem is most are released with less ground clearance than their previous models.

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It is an interesting idea but the potential reader market is only a niche within the overall 4wd magazine market.

Soft-road owners can read both mainline and hardcore 4wd magazines and still dream.

It doesn't work in the other direction, so the market is limited by that.

With some easy modifications, softroaders can probably do many of the mainline 4wd tasks but it stops there.

Nevertheless, there are a lot of owners who have absolutely no idea of the potential within the vehicles they drive, so maybe an informative, specialist magazine could help those people to explore their boundaries?

It may support a single publication but unfortunately the size of the market for that information may be less than that required for a Periodical.

The economics of publication probably depend upon the number of pages of prepaid advertising for cars, parts, accessories and holidays.

The possibility of gaining paid advertising is directly related to how the potential advertisers see the probable return on their advertising dollar.

Being untested ground, one may drive through there easily or bog down hopelessly.

Maybe a pilot publication would test the market?



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Probably the most likely scenario would be to have a section in one of the current magazines for softroaders. One which i have subscribed to occassionally reviews softroaders when released onto the market and sometimes has a group comparison. The problem is most are released with less ground clearance than their previous models.



Yeah see what you mean but cant see any of the current magazines wanting that sort of thing to be included in theirs.
And yes the way they are going at the moment is lower and lower which doesn't help of testing or reviews.


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DogTrail wrote:

It is an interesting idea but the potential reader market is only a niche within the overall 4wd magazine market.

Soft-road owners can read both mainline and hardcore 4wd magazines and still dream.

It doesn't work in the other direction, so the market is limited by that.

With some easy modifications, softroaders can probably do many of the mainline 4wd tasks but it stops there.

Nevertheless, there are a lot of owners who have absolutely no idea of the potential within the vehicles they drive, so maybe an informative, specialist magazine could help those people to explore their boundaries?

It may support a single publication but unfortunately the size of the market for that information may be less than that required for a Periodical.

The economics of publication probably depend upon the number of pages of prepaid advertising for cars, parts, accessories and holidays.

The possibility of gaining paid advertising is directly related to how the potential advertisers see the probable return on their advertising dollar.

Being untested ground, one may drive through there easily or bog down hopelessly.

Maybe a pilot publication would test the market?




Yeah its a hard one to know, it may work or it may fail, all just depends how many softroader owners would pay to read up on what their vehicle can actually do.
Would be interesting.



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Well guys, someone must have read this thread and decided that a SUV magazine is warranted for Australia and it will be coming out next month emoticon

Enjoy (details HERE) emoticon

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Hey jalal

Keep your eye out for a certain Xtrail that will be in the mag. 2nd issue I'll have a travel story from one of my trips. Also hopefully more to come

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Very exciting indeed.

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well it seems i missed this topic before , it was a little weird reading that someone who was very active on here taking his xtrail to parts untravelled before or at least undocumented would dissmiss such a mag if it was to be published . i have own many 4wd and all wheel drive and well have traveled a lot in those doing many tracks , and yes toyota and nissan are published as the only ones to have but ive owned then both and well i did a lot of what i did in my xtrail with knowledge , people do not get knowledge from not sharing , reading or being taught ... this mag is a great leap forward to the likes of us softroader etc ...... now this needs to be supported if we wish to be viewed differently off road and in the industry ... welll thats just my opinion ...

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